Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

US judge won’t stand down in Chevron award battle

A group of Saudi and Egyptian claimants have failed to disqualify a US judge hearing their bid to enforce a US$18 billion award against Chevron over his alleged connections to the oil company and its counsel.

16 October 2020

Silva Romero to steer ICC institute

Dechert partner Eduardo Silva Romero has been appointed as the new chair of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the fourth in its 40-year history.

12 October 2020

What's in the new ICC rules?

Although the new version of the ICC rules will not be officially unveiled until later this year, GAR can exclusively reveal some of the changes.

08 October 2020

New ICC rules to take effect next year

A new version of the ICC rules of arbitration will take effect on 1 January 2021, after revisions were approved by the ICC executive board.

08 October 2020

The new LCIA rules’ consolidation rule – a trap for the unwary

Stuart Dutson, partner and head of international arbitration at Simmons & Simmons, and Basil Woodd-Walker, managing associate, argue that in trying to solve one problem, the new LCIA rules create another – a risk that awards in consolidated arbitrations could be challenged on the grounds that one or more parties have been able to exercise their right to choose an arbitrator.

02 October 2020

New faces at Georgian institution

The Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC) has appointed eight new members to its arbitration council and elected a new chair.

01 October 2020

ASA teams up with Swiss Chambers

The Swiss Arbitration Association is joining forces with the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution by purchasing a controlling stake in the centre.

18 September 2020

Scottish Arbitration Centre seeks new chair

The Scottish Arbitration Centre (SAC) has begun the search for a new non-executive chair after it announced that Brandon Malone will stand down from the role following the ICCA Congress next year.

18 September 2020

Kinnear re-elected as ICSID secretary general

Meg Kinnear has been re-elected to serve a third term as ICSID secretary general following a vote by the centre’s administrative council.

16 September 2020

PCA resumes in-person hearings

The Permanent Court of Arbitration says it has now resumed “partial in-person hearings” at the Peace Palace in the Hague, citing an exception in Dutch travel restrictions that will allow participants abroad to attend without quarantining.

07 September 2020

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